April 14, 2011

Nerd News: American accents, Kristen Bell returns to TV, Mortal Kombat and more

Vol. 2, Issue 15

Why is it so amusing to hear non-American English speakers attempt to speak it?

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OK, OK. It's mostly because the cast of Doctor Who are just so stinking adorable.

In TV news this week:
How cute are these Trexels? (Thanks Megan and Colt for sending me this.)

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No, I can't name them all. *trekkieshame*

Forbes' 2011 list of the 15 richest fictional characters is out. (And some thoughts on why the majority are men.)

These watercolors are gorgeous.

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This Bryan Lee O'Malley-esque Shawn of the Dead short is pretty well done.

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In movie news:
Colt sent me this cute trailer:

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He's a big math guy, my hubs. And a romantic--but don't tell anyone I told you.

Rise of the Planet of the Apes gives us a backstory on where all those damn, dirty apes came from.

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I'm going to start compiling this stuff: Everything you need to get into space and land safely.

These fan-made Man of Steel posters are really nice.

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And I love this seriously in-depth chart of superpowers and the "people" who have them.

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The first episode of the Mortal Kombat Web series is out. Watch it here.

And finally: Weird? Or Awesome?

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11 comments:

  1. love the water colors! i would probably purchase one.

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  2. That Doctor Who Twitter video was hilarious. Watching British people do bad American accents is really funny. :) And I love the Doctor Who theme song at the beginning! Ha!

    Holy super powers chart! It's overwhelming! But it makes me feel like so not a geek because I recognize very few of those names. Ha ha.

    Ah, I just love your Nerd News posts! I'm not enough of a nerd to gather all that information myself, so just getting the interesting bits from you is best. :) Thank you! And you've introduced me to geeky things that I now love! Mainly, Doctor Who! lol

    <3

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  3. i'm a bit disappointed that shannon doherty isn't playing the witch... but maybe thats too obvious?
    the 15 fictional money leaders is hilarious and also a little disturbing that someone had that much free time.

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  4. Yay, another installment of Nerd News!

    Not sure if you read past the Kristen Bell announcement on that link, but Claire Danes in that other pilot series sounds good too - I'm not as much a fan of Claire but I do like her costars Damian Lewis (from Band of Brothers, Life) and Mandy Patinkin (Criminal Minds, Chicago Hope, Princess Bride)

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  5. Yay, Kristen Bell!! This post rocks.

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  6. Must you post such AWESOME stuff?! Really?! I love the Trexels!!! And those Watercolors, oh my gosh!!! And I ♥ the Super Powers chart. GEEKGIRLSQUEEEE!!!

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  7. what a great post! I LOVE CHRIS MESSINA I CANT WAIT I AM TOTALLY GOING TO SEE THAT!!! also nice to see jessica alba not playing a dumb hottie.

    LOVE the bryan lee omaley shaun of the dead short!

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  8. Blace-Me too! I didn't see that he was selling them though, bummer. (Thanks for the comment!)

    Tish-I thought you'd like that. Thanks for posting it in the FB group! And thank you so much for the sweet comments. I love being able to share all this nerdy stuff with you guys.

    Rebecca-HA! Excellent.

    Elisse-I did. I like Claire Danes a lot, and Mandy Patinkin in awesomesauce (and not just because we share a first name). I just got excited about Kristen, because I kind of love her. ;)

    Jen-Thanks!

    Angie-I'm so glad you're enjoying. :D

    Rachel-Yeah, I just hope there's no "awkward makeover" attempt in the movie. Leave the pretty nerdy girl nerdy for once, amiright? ;)

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  9. YES! World War Z! I cannot wait for this movie. It will do for the horror genre what Dark Knight did for the comic book genre. The book was epic. I love the super powers poster! Must have it to hang it up in my geek room ;)

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  10. hee! i love the shaun of the dead vid. and the super power chart is amazing!

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  11. Tim-I still need to read the book. It's been on my list for ages!

    Megan-:)

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